Songbirds Offer Clues To Highly Practiced Motor Skills In Humans

The melodious sound of a songbird may appear effortless, but his elocutions are actually the result of rigorous training undergone in youth and maintained throughout adulthood. His tune has virtually ‘crystallized’ by maturity. The same control is seen in the motor performance of top athletes and musicians. Yet, subtle variations in highly practiced skills persist in both songbirds and humans. Now, scientists think they know why.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 7:38 pm

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